Independent MLA suspended again in Bihar Assembly
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Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012, 20:30
Patna: Independent MLA from Dehri, Jyoti Rahsmi was on Friday suspended for the third time during this budget session in the Bihar assembly for going on dharna in the well demanding a CBI inquiry into alleged illegal mining in Rohtas district.

As Speaker Udai Narayan Chudhury's repeated requests to the MLA to return to her seat went unheeded, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Vijendra Yadav brought a resolution to suspend her for the remaining three days of the budget session falling on April 2-3 and April 13.

The resolution was later adopted by voice vote. Rashmi, who had sat on dharna in the well yesterday, to press for a CBI probe into the charges against her husband and former legislator Pradeep Joshi, accused of illegal mining in Rohtas district, was taken out by the watch and ward staff late last evening.

The MLA entered the well again today with the same demand.

She was suspended on two earlier occasions also for making the same demand and was charged with unruly behaviour and making uncharitable remarks against the chair.

Leader of the Opposition Abdul Bari Siddiqui voiced concern over the action against the MLA and opposed her suspension.

JD(U) MLA Ram Sevak Hazare also did the same.


First Published: Friday, March 30, 2012, 20:30

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